Decatur County REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Greensburg, Indiana. As a cooperative, Decatur County REMC follows seven core principles that are universal to cooperatives worldwide. Among those principles is one stressing education, training and information. Electric Consumer, a monthly magazine published especially for Indiana’s electric cooperative members, is one way the REMC informs and educates its members. Electric Consumer is available not only in a print format, but as an electronic publication for those who prefer getting their information on their electronic devices.
by Rachel Sullivan If you are like many Americans, when given the choice, you would prefer your energy come from renewable sources such as solar or wind power rather than fossil fuels. As electric utilities shift to more options that include renewable energy sources and make existing generation technologies cleaner, electricity uses less fossil fuel… Continue reading.
As the weather begins to warm up, kids and adults alike will soon head outside to play and perform winter clean up. Before you do, remember to look up and be alert for power lines and other electrical hazards. Follow these important safety steps: If a tree branch or tree breaks off and lands on… Continue reading.
The Dec. 21, 2017, meeting was called to order by Chairman Tom Crowe at 6:30 p.m., and Jason Barnhorst kept minutes of the meeting. All members of the board were present, as well as CEO Brett Abplanalp, attorney Robert Wickens, and Accounting and Finance Manager Karen Forshee. Upon motion by Jeff Lawrence, seconded by Steve… Continue reading.
by Rachel Sullivan Every five years, the U.S. Congress considers the Farm Bill, a bill that has huge implications for America’s electric cooperatives, including Decatur County REMC. The bill sets food and agriculture policy for the entire nation, affecting everything from what crops are grown to funding for food nutrition programs. The Farm Bill is… Continue reading.
Winter is here and the hunting schedule has been set for Turtle Creek Reservoir located in Sullivan County. Preference for sites will be given to parties of two and three with remaining blinds available for individual hunters. Turtle Creek Reservoir will be closed for fishing during waterfowl hunting periods that coincide with dates set by… Continue reading.
Isn’t it funny how things can take shape by chance? I really hadn’t considered what I was going to share this month, but as I sat down to pen some poetic and insightful nuggets of information for you, an underlying theme began to jump out at me. Last month, I touched on how much of… Continue reading.
The Nov. 21, 2017, meeting was called to order by Chairman Tom Crowe at 9 a.m., and Jason Barnhorst kept minutes of the meeting. All members of the board were present, as well as CEO Brett Abplanalp and Karen Forshee, accounting and finance manager. Upon motion by Lawrence Young, seconded by Steve AmRhein, and carried,… Continue reading.
Decatur County REMC offers many programs to help you take control of your spending — and your savings. Rebates When you complete efficiency-related upgrades to your home, we think you should be rewarded. We offer rebates on: Heat pump water heaters ($500) Geothermal heat pumps ($1,500) Heat pumps (up to $1,500) Online lighting store You… Continue reading.
Energize your summer at Touchstone Energy Camp: June 6 – 9 A fun, powerful, and unique camp experience designed for students entering seventh grade in 2018. Horseback riding, canoeing, zip lining, trying out archery, swimming, learning about electrical safety, and bucket truck rides! WASHINGTON, D.C. Indiana Youth Tour: June 7 – 14 What… Continue reading.
It’s amazing what we learn through listening and observation. New products and services are more likely to gain the satisfaction of consumers when their introduction follows market research. Here at DCREMC, we’ve provided members with a mobile application, SmartHub, enabling you to check the status of your electric service, and receive real-time updates on energy… Continue reading.
by Rachel Sullivan In October, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan, a regulation that would have increased costs and impacted many electric cooperatives across the nation. Now the EPA, informed by public comment, must work to develop a common-sense replacement plan. Decatur County REMC is glad to… Continue reading.
The meeting on Oct. 26, 2017, was called to order by Chairman Tom Crowe at 6:30 p.m., and Jason Barnhorst kept minutes of the meeting. All members of the board were present. Also present were DCREMC CEO Brett Abplanalp, Karen Forshee of DCREMC and Brian Christenberry from Indiana Electric Cooperatives. Christenberry led a discussion concerning… Continue reading.